Hewlett-Packard is the PC leader and has a wide range of businesses ranging from printing to software to enterprise servers. HP also is a major services player via the acquisition of EDS. As IBM's primary rival, HP aims to sell customers an entire stack of hardware, software and services. Under Mark Hurd, HP was a lean, mean operational machine. The next CEO, however, must show that HP can grow organically sans acquisitions and cost cuts.

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Photos: Gala for HP's Dunn

Hewlett-Packard's embattled chairman, Patricia Dunn, accepts a "hall of fame" leadership award at a gala dinner in San Francisco.

September 21, 2006 by Andy Smith


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